So - the first post of the A-Z Challenge, I took advantage of the Turtle-Trot pieces I already had out, and decided to go with Angels.
I have four big Angel pieces in so-called progress:
Lavender and Lace's Angel of Grace currently looks like this:
I got her in my q-snaps yesterday and did the few stitches of 902 that the needle is coming from. It's the beginning of the two long ribbons from her bustle. When done, she will look like this:
Next is Mirabilia's Archangel:
He is the first project that I ever tried over-one stitching on. The pattern doesn't call for it, but I had seen other people working Mirabilia's with over-one skin and it looked so pretty. I thought this was soooooo hard, though! I bet after the HAEDs I've been working on since then, he'll be a lot easier! He's being stitched on Silkweaver's 'Thunderstorm', and I will try and get a good picture of the fabric - you can't tell how gorgeous it is in this shot. Do please excuse the fold lines, he's been in a box for quite a while.
He'll look like this when finished:
And this is one I don't think I've ever talked about on this blog - Lavender and Lace's Peace Angel.
I have most of a wing done:
The reason I've not worked on her in a long time - it's been years, actually, and I had to hunt for awhile until I found her box - is that I started her very early in my stitching career and after getting this far, suddenly realized - this fabric is a lot narrower than I thought!
She will look like this:
And I did not think she was going to fit and she had been so hard - first linen, first over-two project - that I knew I didn't want to restart her. I was truly afraid to count over and be proved right. So I pretended she didn't exist and stuck her in a box and started something else.
Today, I bit the bullet and counted over from where I am, 44 stitches to what her total width will be.
And this is what I got (can you see the needle?):
And I can live with that, and so can my framer. (Yes, I called her.) She says she can sew on an extra strip of fabric and the mat will cover the join. I can live with that, too. I'm unbelievably relived!!! I'm seriously thinking of leaving her out and cramming her into my rotation somewhere.
The fourth Angel, of course, is HAED's Guardian Angel. Which is still at my parent's house, and which has practically nothing done on it, anyway - so here's the picture of what he'll look like done and maybe for the Turtle Trot post I'll have some progress!
Now I'm off to sort through some stash and WIPs in an attempt to choose something for the letter 'B'.